Craft Brewers Band Together for Clean Water

Good beer relies on clean water. This fact led to the creation of Brewers for Clean Water in 2013. Since then, the initiative has been gaining ground. June 30, 2020 A fact all craft beer drinkers know: Good beer relies on good water. Water is undeniably the most critical ingredient in beer, making up 90 […]

Recipe: KC Bier Helles Lager

Here is a homebrew-scale recipe for KC Bier’s reverently brewed, Bavarian-style helles, which we here at Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® named one of our Best 19 Beers of 2019. ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)Brewhouse efficiency: 72%OG: 1.053FG: 1.014IBUs: 20ABV: 5.1% MALT/GRAIN BILL8.8 lb (4 kg) IREKS Pilsner11 oz (312 g) IREKS Sauer […]

Breakout Brewer: KC Bier

KC Bier has been brewing since 2014, but it’s okay if you’ve never heard of them. They’re not making the kind of flashy beers that tend to excite the can-stacking geeks on social media, and their footprint is small—just the Kansas City area, plus bits of Missouri and Kansas. That’s it. Yet just after the […]

Frenemies: Kettle-Soured and Mixed-Culture, Under the Same Roof

To hear some tell it, traditionally minded mixed-culture beers are an endangered species whose existence has been pushed to the brink by a fast-moving upstart—the quick (or “kettle”) sour. But for Bret Kollman Baker, cofounder of Cincinnati’s Urban Artifact Brewing, the evolutionary competition between the two species is more constructive than destructive. “There are some […]

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